Susan Danford (CPT)

Biographical Information
English/ Afrikaans



Susan Danford is a South African actress who has performed in leading and supporting roles overseas, and in South Africa, in film, television and on stage. She is bilingual, performing in both English and Afrikaans, with her international work including various dialects.

Awards : Susan has won or been nominated for various acting awards for both her stage and film work.
She won the Fleur Du Cap Best Actress Award (2006) as Emma, in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by Lara Foot.
Susan was nominated for a Fleur Du Cap Award for Best Performance in a One Person Play (2008) for her acclaimed performance in I, Claudia.

Feature Film highlights include Invictus directed by Clint Eastwood, with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon and Catch a Fire with Tim Robbins (directed by Philip Noyce). She has played opposite F. Murray Abraham as his daughter in the comedy, The Adventures of Laurel and Hardy, and with Kim Basinger and Daniel Craig in I Dreamed of Africa, directed by Hugh Hudson.

International Television projects include “Fleisch”, directed by Berlin based, South Adrican director, Oliver Schmidt; Ace Lightning and Sisters for the BBC, and the role of US Naval Intelligence Officer Landon in the sci-fi series “The Triangle”, with Eric Stoltz and Sam Neill.

Susan Danford is best known to South African television audiences for her roles as Annette in the SABC2 soap 7de Laan (2004), as Grace Foster in Known Gods. Other TV credits include, Meester, (on air SABC TV 3 at the moment), Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond, Binnelanders, Die Laksman, Kelebone, Land of Thirst. And recently Mnets, 13 part series, League of Glory directed by Darryl Roodt and Regardt van der Berg.

Highlighted Theatre roles include, Emma in Harold Pinters’ Betrayal (Best Actress Award) , Flipping the Script as part of the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CAMPAIGN and her various roles in I,CLAUDIA. Various Classic theatre roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Dora in Camus' The Just; Celia in As You Like It; Abigail in The Crucible; Alais in The Lion in Winter to name a few.